Teeth Whitening Specialist

Kim Paukune, DDS -  - General Dentist

Tucson Premier Smiles

Kim Paukune, DDS

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Tucson, AZ

Few aesthetic treatments can make such a dramatic change in your appearance as teeth whitening. At Tucson Premier Smiles in Tucson, Arizona, Kim Paukune, DDS, offers professional teeth whitening using Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed®. The results you’ll get from Zoom are hard to beat, as you can go eight shades lighter during one appointment. You also get customized trays and Zoom’s at-home whitener for touch-ups. If you’re ready to whiten your teeth and make your smile vibrant, don’t wait to schedule your appointment. Call the office or book an appointment online today.

Teeth Whitening Q & A

Why do I need teeth whitening?

Have you wondered how your teeth become yellow or stained? Though the enamel on the outside of each tooth is strong, it’s still slightly porous.

That means your enamel can slowly absorb colored pigments from foods and beverages. Some of the top culprits include coffee, tea, red wine, and berries. The nicotine and tar in cigarettes and other products also stain your teeth.

What are the benefits of professional teeth whitening?

The teeth whitening products used in dental offices are more potent and concentrated than the bleaches you can get at your pharmacy. That means you can get your teeth much lighter. 

Another benefit is that the team at Tucson Premier Smiles whitens your teeth with Zoom, which uses a special LED light to accelerate the process.

Over-the-counter products like whitening strips and gels typically lighten your teeth 1-2 shades over the course of several days.

By comparison, Zoom can get your teeth up to eight shades lighter in 45 minutes. You can even get these results if you have sensitive teeth.

How does Zoom teeth whitening work?

The first step is assessing the current shade of your teeth and deciding how many shades lighter you want to go. Then you relax in a treatment chair, and your Tucson Premier Smiles provider starts your treatment.

They prep your mouth to be sure none of the whitening bleach comes into contact with your gums, tongue, or cheeks. Then your provider applies a layer of whitening gel to each tooth and shines the Zoom LED lamp into your mouth. 

You have three whitening sessions, with each one lasting 15 minutes. You can have a fourth session if needed to reach your desired level of whitening.

When you’re finished, we usually apply a post-treatment product that helps reduce the temporary sensitivity that can occur after having bleach on your teeth. However, 99% of patients don’t experience sensitivity after Zoom.

Does Zoom teeth whitening offer at-home products?

Tucson Premier Smiles gives you trays that they customize to fit your teeth and an at-home whitening kit you can use to touch up your teeth. With these at-home products, you can keep your teeth at their brightest for a longer time.

If If you’re ready to whiten your smile, call Tucson Premier Smiles or book an appointment online today.